Image Credit: This year will also be the 25th anniversary of the storied film festival.
Last week ABFF Ventures LLC announced that film producer Will Packer, who started his career 25 years ago as a producer for the film “Trois”, directed by Rob Hardy, will act as the first Jury President for the 2021 American Black Film Festival.
This year’s fest will also be presented as a hybrid event, with live events in Miami Beach, Florida from November 3 to November 7, which will be followed by a week of virtual events via abffplay.com.
Packer will serve to expand the ABFF jury as well as curate the film and television content. Packer has also served on the ABFF Advisory Board in the past.
“ABFF is one of the single most instrumental institutions in my career. This is more than just a festival for me. It’s very existence guarantees there will be more Will Packers making movies from a unique perspective and telling the stories of underserved audiences, said Will Packer.”
“We are thrilled to have our dear friend Will serve as this year’s ABFF Jury President. His relationship with the ABFF family spans more than 20 years and his path to success embodies the festival’s mission – empowering Black creatives to thrive in Hollywood” says Jeff Friday, ABFF Ventures Founder & CEO
Submission are open for the festival. Log onto www.abff.com/miami.